The Family Gamers Podcast
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How do gamers raise the next generation of geeks? How do you play games with your children without drowning in the monotony of Candy Land? How do you introduce your children to video games responsibly? Join Andrew and Anitra as they discuss gaming as a family with their three children. Listen to stories of their past, their successes and failures, and learn from their experiences. Mix this in with some giveaways, commentary about new stuff on the market, and a couple of interviews and you have The Family Gamers Podcast! If you're enjoying the show, please don't forget to leave a review, share with your friends, and subscribe!
||Clean56 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Top 5 Games To Teach How To Play Games||We are all about teaching our kids (and others) to play games. But how do you teach skills that are integral to good game-playing: concepts like logical deduction, planning ahead, and making strategic choices? With games, of course!||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean55 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Chris Nichols, Card Caddy Inventor||We interview Chris Nichols, inventor of The Card Caddy, a plastic card case that also transforms into a discard tray.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean54 – The Family Gamers – Top Games to Play Outside||On this episode, we discuss what makes a board game good for playing outside, like at a picnic! Notable games from the last two weeks: Bärenpark Problem Picnic Sports Dice: Baseball (in stores late summer) Good games to bring to a picnic Requirements.||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean53 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Marc Specter of Grand Gamers Guild||We interview Marc Specter, the man behind Grand Gamers Guild, and their games Pocket Ops, Unreal Estate, and Stroop. Their game Pocket Ops is finishing a Kickstarter today! Pocket Ops is a strategic deduction game based on tic-tac-toe.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean52 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Origins and E3||Summer is on its way; some of the larger board game and video game events are happening this time of year. We talk about the news that interested us from Origins Game Fair and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). School is out,||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean51 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Donovan Eberling and Jeff James||Donovan and Jeff are the architects of the new game Tournament of Towers, now on Kickstarter.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean50 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Reflections, the meta-podcast||Welcome to episode 50! We’ve been doing The Family Gamers Podcast for quite a while, and thought we would take an opportunity to look back, especially at a few of our early episodes. What we’ve been playing Silly Street (we put pictures of the silline||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean49 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Rory O’Connor||We are so excited to interview Rory O’Connor, of Rory’s Story Cubes fame! We start by discussing his company The Creativity Hub. They have just launched a Kickstarter for a new game, Untold: Adventures Await.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean48 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Restaurant Games||Waiting around at a restaurant is so boring. What do you do to pass the time with your hungry children? Well, if you are The Family Gamers, you play games, of course! What is your favorite game to play in a restaurant? First,||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean47 – The Family Gamers Podcast – BattleGoats giveaway||On this super-short episode, we talk Mother’s Day and reveal the winner of our BattleGoats giveaway. What did you do with your Mom (or mother-figure) on Sunday? We played Castle Panic with our kids (and called/visited our moms, of course).||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean46 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Video Game Vocabulary||MMO and RTS and FPS, oh my! What is a platformer? Should my toddler play a sandbox game? We define a few common video game terms and abbreviations.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Tucker Smedes – CardLords||On this short podcast, Andrew talks to Tucker Smedes at CardLords, the creator of the game BattleGoats and their new game, Take the Gold. We have previously reviewed BattleGoats – it’s a combination of War and Memory. Interestingly,||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean44 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Hosting a Game Night||What do you do if you have been trying to get a group together to play boardgames, and suddenly you have more players than one game can fit? Host a game night, of course! Video games we’ve been playing: Zelda, Zelda,||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean43 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Jeff Johnston Interview||Anitra interviews Jeff Johnston, creator of MoonQuake Escape, Flashlights & Fireflies, and Toasted or Roasted||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Granite Game Summit||This past weekend, Anitra attended Granite Game Summit 2017 in Nashua, NH. It was a lot of fun, but also very different from the type of events we normally attend as The Family Gamers. We discuss what G2S was like, highlights of the show,||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41 – The Family Gamers Podcast – PAX East Interviews||This week's podcast is a compilation of interviews from the show floor at PAX East 2017. Andrew talks to Zoink Games, Andrew Innes (creator of Anomia), Jammed Up Studios, and GameWright.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Gaming Cooperatively or Collaboratively||We were inspired by our recent experiences playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild to talk about playing games collaboratively or cooperatively. We often talk about cooperative board games, but did you know there are many options for playing together with vi...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Druid City Games Interview||We interview James Hudson of Druid City Games, designer of Barnyard Roundup and publisher of The Grimm Forest. You’ll never believe what game introduced him to modern board gaming! James started playing board games with his family because he was tired .||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38 – The Family Gamers Podcast – Twice Married||This week, we have special guests! Spencer & Lara Williams, of Married with Board Games, co-host the show with us and talk about their favorite games to play as a couple. What we played (MwBG) Clank, the deckbuilding adventure game (see their episode 1...||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37 – The Family Gamers Podcast – The Toy Fair Marathon||Andrew went to NY Toy Fair last week. He saw more than we could possibly talk about! We give you the highlights in this extended edition of the podcast.||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Getting Stabbed In The Face Is Better Than Candy Land
It's a great show about family gaming. From the first episode their professionalism is obvious. There is no fumbling for ideas. The cast gets to the point directly and do not try to fill time for the sake of a long show. Andrew and Anitra are exploring the ins and outs of family gaming and the responsibilities of being a parent.
Anitra's moxy comes through in the first episode - "Getting stabbed in the face is better than Candy Land." I need that on a t-shirt.
Andrew seems like a nice guy too...
Kidding aside, I am priviledged to have a little inside information about possible future episodes and I can honestly say if you like gaming and want to involve your family, this is a show you should listen to.
Yep, It's my kind of show. I can't wait for more.
Entertaining and informative
Great succinct podcast that is both entertaining and informative. The husband & wife team, Anitra & Andrew, do a great job of keeping on point and discussing the fun and challenges of gaming and families.
Great new podcast
Fun new podcast about gaming as a family. I've enjoyed every episode!